Muslim supermodel Bella Hadid has received millions of likes and support from fellow influencers after condemning Israeli “colonization, ethnic cleansing” and occupation of Palestine in a series of Instagram posts.
Amid escalating conflict between Israel and Palestine, which has resulted in many civilian deaths on both sides, racist mob attacks against Palestinians and the destruction of entire residential towers in Israeli airstrikes, Hadid – whose father is Palestinian – made several posts in support of Palestine.
“This is not about religion. Thi...more
News that Israeli television broadcast the beating of a supposedly Arab man live amid the ongoing violence has drawn condemnation on social media, with users labeling Israel’s state media “incorrigible perverts.”
Footage from Wednesday evening showed a man being dragged from his car, beaten and set upon by dogs in Bat Yam, Tel-Aviv, and was aired live by state broadcaster Kan.
While the violence was broadly condemned on social media, many commentators focused on the fact that Kan, the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, aired the horrifically violent footage li...more
Italy’s competition authority has fined Google €100 million ($120 million) for abusing its market position to block the Enel X app from the Play Store.
The Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato’s (AGCM) ruling centers around the claim that Google has abused its market position, controlling the Android operating system and Play Store, to prevent a rival app, Enel X, from being made available to users.
“By refusing Enel X Italia interoperability with Android Auto, Google has unfairly limited the possibilities for end users to avail themselves of...more
Japan’s minister for the Covid-19 vaccination program has said he accepts responsibility for the country’s limited progress, but also criticized regulatory procedures, saying the rules for approving new vaccines needs to change.
Speaking on Wednesday in an interview with TBS television, Taro Kono said that, with a mere 2.9% of the population inoculated against Covid-19, any discontent should be focused on him.
However, Kono said that the approval process for new vaccines was also at fault. “Even though we are in a state of crisis, we’re still using the s...more
French military personnel who signed another letter to President Emmanuel Macron warning him about a supposedly impending “civil war” should resign so they can voice their concerns freely, the Armed Forces chief of staff said.
Those among the French soldiers and officers who feel the urge to make public statements about the political situation in the country can find a perfect way to defend their opinions without compromising the neutrality of the army – by resigning, said Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Francois Lecointre.
“The most reasonable thing...more
One of the two chief rabbis in Israel has called for restraint as local media report horrific scenes of vandalism and street attacks, including an Arab man who was pulled from his car and beaten by a mob.
“We must not be dragged into provocations and inflicting harm on people or property,” Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef said in a statement on Wednesday. “The Torah of Israel grants no license for taking the law into one’s hands and acting violently.”
Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians came to a head at the weekend over the e...more
The modern fight against cybercrime is nothing but a clash between the West – a global “force for good” – and “authoritarian regimes” like Moscow and Beijing that seek to “ransom” the world, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab claims.
Most cybercrime activities usually involve theft or extortion as a motive, but that doesn’t mean such offenses just happen at “random,” Raab said, during a speech at the National Cyber Security Centre’s CYBERUK conference.
The foreign secretary believes the “hostile state actors and criminal gangs” behind...more
A Spanish man who wasn't actually in any difficulty but phoned police and emergency services almost 9,000 times since 2019 has found himself in hot water after his harassing calls were traced back to him.
The 49-year-old from Oviedo in northwestern Spain was arrested last week after complaints from the 091 service, which processes all phone calls to the country's National Police, local media reported on Wednesday.
An investigation revealed that he had been constantly ringing up the emergency lines for more than two years “with the sole purpose of rebuking and ...more
When sirens sound and rockets rain down from above, Israelis flee to their bomb shelters. Watch RT’s Asiya Apakova give a guided tour of her building’s rocketproof safe room.
Amid the latest round of violence between Israel and Hamas, sirens sounded over Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening, as hundreds of rockets launched from Gaza screamed toward the city. The wail of sirens is a familiar sound for Israelis living within range of Hamas’ rockets, and it sends a clear message: take cover immediately.
RT Executive Producer Asiya Apakova lives in Tel Aviv, and gave a tou...more
German police have arrested 16 men after Israeli flags were burned outside synagogues in Bonn and Munster, and a fire was set at a memorial for a Jewish house of prayer destroyed by the Nazis in Dusseldorf.
The arrests were made on Tuesday night, after a synagogue was vandalized and Israeli flags were burned outside, and a blaze was set at a memorial established to mark the location of a Jewish synagogue destroyed during the 1938 Nazi pogroms. Some of those arrested reportedly told police that the Middle East violence had prompted them to stone the synagogue.